Carrot and lentil soup topped with cumin seeds, yogurt and coriander

Red lentil recipes

33 Recipes

Red lentils are easy to cook and packed with protein, iron, fibre and B vitamins. Use these pulses to thicken hearty soups, dhals and spicy curries.

Spiced carrot & lentil soup

4.571735

(934 ratings)

A delicious, spicy blend, packed full of iron and low fat to boot. It's ready in under half an hour or can be made in a slow cooker...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Red lentil & squash dhal

4.698275

(116 ratings)

A hearty budget meal of spiced red lentils with butternut and tomatoes. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and a dollop of mango chutney
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

4.276925

(65 ratings)

Spiced red lentil dhal is topped with creamy sweet potato mash in these individual vegetarian pies - a cheap weeknight dinner option
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Red lentil & chorizo soup

4.58108

(74 ratings)

Sweet smoked paprika and cumin flavour this rustic blend topped with spicy Spanish sausage
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lentil ragu

4.252525

(198 ratings)

Struggle to get your five-a-day? This superhealthy ragu will get you four steps closer and can be frozen for extra convenience
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Red lentil & sweet potato pâté

4.548385

(31 ratings)

This easy vegetarian dip is a healthy alternative to hummus and great with crudités in a lunchbox or served as a vegan pate as part of a snack selection.
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced red lentil soup

4.690475

(42 ratings)

Simple soups like this make great lunches - and are wallet-friendly too!
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lentil & sweet potato curry

4.74

(200 ratings)

A storecupboard spice pot with red and green lentils, chickpeas and coriander. Serve with yogurt and naan bread
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato & lentil soup

4.73307

(251 ratings)

Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced rice & lentils with cauliflower

4.04

(25 ratings)

Curries don't have to be bad. With a high zinc content, iron and calcium, plus cholesterol-lowering fibre, this lentil curry makes for a healthy meal
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato shepherd’s pie

3.96154

(26 ratings)

Swap mashed potato for vibrant sweet potato and bulk out your lean lamb or beef mince with red lentils for a slimmer take on this comforting classic
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

Red lentil & coconut soup

4.38889

(36 ratings)

This light vegetarian soup is enriched with creamy coconut milk and packed with nutritious ingredients like ginger, spinach and limes
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy peasy lentil curry

4.22222

(90 ratings)

Cooking with virtue; fast, cheap and healthy vegetarian lentil curry, that's also low in fat and freezable
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chickpea, tomato & spinach curry

4.442855

(140 ratings)

A superhealthy, vegan curry that accounts for 2 of your 5-a-day and is low in calories to boot!
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lentil & bacon soup

4.802325

(86 ratings)

Blend your storecupboard pulses with cumin, turmeric and garlic to create this robust soup with crispy pancetta topping
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Weaning recipe: Lentil & sweet potato purée

5

(1 rating)

Babies tend to love the taste of sweet potato, here we’ve combined it with lentils which are a rich source of protein, iron and fibre. You can also add a dollop of yogurt for an extra protein boost...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Curried lentil, parsnip & apple soup

4.42857

(21 ratings)

This spicy soup combines red lentils, apples and parsnip for a smooth, warming soup - a low fat meal that you can make ahead and freeze
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lentil & cardamom soup

4.4

(15 ratings)

Cheap and cheerful red lentils are jazzed up with coconut milk and plenty of spices in this quick and warming soup recipe
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Curried lentil, parsnip & apple soup

4.42857

(21 ratings)

This spicy soup combines red lentils, apples and parsnip for a smooth, warming soup - a low fat meal that you can make ahead and freeze
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Tagliatelle with vegetable ragu

4.078945

(38 ratings)

This veggie Bolognese-style sauce is great served with pasta and crams in three of your five-a-day
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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